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Holiday Gifts for Wedding Photographers: The Ultimate Guide

the wedding photographer's ultimate guide to holiday gifts

We researched the hottest gifts for wedding photographers just for you! Plus, 4 industry leading wedding photographers share their top gift lists!

We’re thrilled to bring you our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, featuring the top gifts from HoldFast, Rocky Nook, Think Tank Photo, Spider Holster, and more!

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SEO for Photographers Guide: Success Stories from 8 Industry Leaders

We bring you our NEWEST guide which focuses on Pro Photographer SEO Success Stories. We have partnered with PhotoBiz, another amazing business that shares the mission of helping pro photographers to succeed. Our guide features 8 photo industry leaders who share how SEO has empowered their photography businesses. Continue on to learn more about SEO for photographers.

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Guide: The Keys to Pricing for Wedding Photography Business Owners

The Keys to Pricing for Wedding Photographers Guide

As a wedding photography business owner, dialing in your pricing is one of the most important things you can do. If your pricing is confusing or complicated, you risk working for less than you are worth or even losing out on bookings altogether. How can you set up pricing for your photography business that is clear and concise for clients, and that fairly compensates you for your products and services? Should you focus on building wedding photography packages, or would it be better if you offered your services a la carte?

We interviewed Luxury Wedding Photographer and industry expert, Vanessa Joy, to help unveil which wedding photography pricing model is best for your business! Created in conjunction with Adorama, we believe this guide will help any pro wedding photographer increase their bookings and profits.

The Keys to Pricing for Wedding Photographers

Keys to Pricing for Photographers

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My First Year as a Photographer: 16 Things I Wish I Did

Ah, the feeling of officially turning your photography hobby into a full-fledged business venture – it’s thrilling and you’re on cloud 9! You get to be your own boss and can do what you love every. single. day. As in any endeavor, your first year is likely to have speed bumps and issues as you learn the most efficient ways to be the best photographer possible.

Reality sets in as the speed bumps occur. There are emails to answer, shoots to direct, images to backup, social media to post… the list goes on. Suddenly, this newfound freedom of being your own boss is extremely overwhelming. With a laundry list of things to do, where do you possibly focus your time in the first few years to set your business up for longevity and success? We’ve got just the thing to help.

16 Things I Wish I Did My First Year as a Photographer

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Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Wedding Photographers

Lighting…. It’s one of the most essential aspects of photography to understand. Done correctly, it can help you set scenes, capture memorable moments, develop moods, stimulate emotional responses, and elevate the quality of your images and the story they tell. And yet, lighting is one of the most challenging parts of photography to master.

As a wedding photographer, you see it all – the good, the bad, and the terrible when it comes to light. Since you are not always in control of where you shoot, or what the lighting conditions will be, it can be difficult to know which tools to use to combat the light during the wedding day. Off-camera flash provides you with options for the lighting situations that need help, or when you desire to create a more dramatic look to the image. So, how can you quickly control and create light with off-camera flash in any location, regardless of the lighting scenario?

Free Guide: Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Wedding Photographers

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5 Keys to Absolutely Succeeding in Your Photography Business 

It’s no secret… in your wedding photography business, success takes a lot of hard work! There are so many different tasks and projects on your plate, and all of them can feel vital to your growth and success. How do you prioritize which will bring the most value to you and your business?

The difference between success and failure isn’t always that great. By looking at where other businesses have failed, you can learn where not to put your time and energy. And in contrast, looking at what successful wedding photographers do to succeed can provide a roadmap for what is a profitable use of your time. Together, both perspectives bring a full picture of success.

In our guide, we walk through 5 reasons businesses fail and share how to use that to transform into success. We go on to share a collection of facts, quotes, and information from top business leaders and wedding photography studios from across the country to give you a roadmap for prioritizing the most important tasks for your business!

5 Keys to Absolutely Succeeding in Your Photography Business

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The 5 Keys to Growing your Business through Blogging

Does this sound familiar? Wedding, engagement and portrait shoots, emails, meetings, timelines, albums… the list goes on and on. You have a never-ending to-do list to maintain your business. A wedding happens and you capture images you are ecstatic about, and have full intentions to share them on your blog to show your couple (and to help attract more clients). But, the next client inquiry comes in and your schedule is suddenly packed again. You think, “I’ll get to blogging about my last wedding when I do the next one.” And then, it happens again, and again, and again.

Blogging is a bottleneck for many wedding photographers, and is one of the most common tasks to get pushed aside. And even though it may never be the most important task of the day, it is vitally important to growing your wedding photography business. The challenge is figuring out how you can blog consistently, post in a timely manner, and keep up with the demands of the rest of your business. We have a great resource to help you with each of these items, so you can reap the benefits of blogging as a wedding photographer.

The 5 Keys to Growing your Business through Blogging

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The Wedding Photographer’s Guide to the Off-Season

You made it! With the busy wedding season behind you, you can finally take a deep breath. After countless weddings and shoots happening every weekend, it’s easy to greet the the off-season with open arms!

With fewer shoots on your plate, now is the perfect time for you to recharge and revitalize yourself and your photography business. We know the thought of going through your current systems and processes can be overwhelming. To help you focus on what’s most important and reach your goals, we created a great resource you can use when working on your business.

The Wedding Photographer’s Guide to the Off-Season

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WPPI 2017 Show Guide

It’s that time of the year – WPPI 2017 is here! The annual event is one where you can connect with fellow photographers and vendors, gain valuable education, all which you can take back to your business. Since there are so many options for you during the event, it’s important to focus on exactly what will help you grow your business. We have the perfect resource to get you ready for the conference, and make sure you maximize your experience this year!

WPPI 2017 Show Guide

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